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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Galveston Fire Department Responds to Three Structure Fires Within Six Hours

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Galveston, TX – August 8th, 2017 – By noon today, the men and women of the Galveston Fire Department had responded to three structure fires within six hours of each other.

The first call came in at 5:03 a.m. when firefighters were dispa...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Market Street Reconstruction Project Kicks Off August 8th

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(GALVESTON, TX) August 8, 2017 – On Tuesday August 8th, crews began the reconstruction of Market Street from 19th Street to 25th Street.  Much like the projects to reconstruct 43rd, 53rd, 65th and 69th, the reconstruction of Market Stre...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

City Begins Installation of LED Street Signs Along the Broadway Corridor

City Begins Installation of LED Street Signs Along the Broadway Corridor

 

Galveston, TX – August 4, 2017 – Another wave of progress began to roll across the island Friday as City crews began installing the first of 88 LED stree...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

City’s New Island Express Service Set to Begin August 28th

Beginning Monday, August 28, the Island Express will carry passengers from Galveston to Houston on weekdays for just $9. For the first time since 2013, Galveston will see a bus route with connection from the island to downtown Houston.

An interlocal agreem...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Grand Opening of the Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Be Held on August 15th

Grand Opening of the Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Be Held on August 15th

 

(GALVESTON, TX) August 2, 2017 – On August 15th at 11 a.m. the doors will open to the grand opening festivities for Galveston’s first community...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

City Lowers Speed Limit on Seawall Blvd. to Increase Driver & Pedestrian Safety

Galveston, TX – August 1, 2017 - As the City works toward making Galveston a more walkable community, City Council unanimously approved at its July 27th meeting a reduction in the speed limit on Seawall Blvd to a consistent 35mph from 6th Street...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

The Galveston Police Department to Graduate Largest Cadet Class in Over 20 Years

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Galveston, TX – July 27, 2017 – On Friday July 28th the Galveston Police Department will graduate its largest cadet class in over 20 years and will soon award a badge to 19 new officers in total. After six arduous weeks of training, th...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

City Installs Midblock Crosswalks on Seawall Blvd To Increase Pedestrian Safety in High Density Area

(GALVESTON, TX) July 14, 2017 – With over 6.5 million visitors to the island in 2016, the number of pedestrians on the Seawall has increased exponentially in recent years.  In an effort to ensure that they have ample places to cross the...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

City Marshal’s Office Begins Soft Enforcement of Paid Parking Around UTMB Campus

City Marshal’s Office Begins Soft Enforcement of Paid Parking Around UTMB Campus 

(GALVESTON, TX) July 7, 2017 – At the March 23rd City Council meeting, City Council approved the conversion of certain parking area’s s...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Galveston Police Department Training Largest Cadet Class in Over 20 Years

Galveston Police Department Training Largest Cadet Class in Over 20 Years Bringing The Department To Full Strength

With a fully staffed force, and crime down, Galveston remains a safe place to call home.

Galveston, TX - June 23, 2017 – As of Monday, June 19...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

City Sells First Instalment of Public Improvement Bonds Recently Approved by Voters

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GALVESTON, TX (June 23, 2017) – This week, the City of Galveston successfully sold $22.6 million in tax exempt public improvement bonds, to fund projects beginning in July that were promised in the May bond election.  Due to favorable m...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

City of Galveston Joins Nextdoor, The Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

The City of Galveston announced today that it will use Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide communication.

Galveston residents have been utilizing Nextdoor to create private ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Hurricane Season Begins June 1 - Make Sure Your Family Is Storm Ready

June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season and Island officials are encouraging the public to be prepared.  Important information about the upcoming hurricane season, evacuation procedures, and assistance as well as family, home, and pet pr...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Galveston Rolls Out Nostalgic Trolley Buses on June 2, 2017

GALVESTON ROLLS OUT NOSTALGIC TROLLEY BUSES ON JUNE 2, 2017

With restorations to the rail trolley cars underway, Galveston welcomes trolley buses to the island.

(GALVESTON, TX) May 19, 2017 – A missing piece of Galveston’s charm will be ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

"Flesh-Eating" Bacteria News Reports Often Hype, Not Educate

As the weather warms and millions of Texans plan trips to the beach, the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) offers information about the often misunderstood Vibrio vulnificus “flesh-eating” bacteria.

About Vibrio vulnificu...

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